NASA’s IXPE To Address Cosmic X-ray Mysteries

Artist's concept of IXPE.
Credit: NASA
HOUSTON/CAPE CANAVERAL—A new tool for astrophysicists to probe polarized X-ray light radiating from some of the highest energy objects in the universe is in orbit following an early morning launch by SpaceX from Kennedy Space Center. The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer observatory (IXPE) was...

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